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Wisconsin officials report nearly 2,800 new COVID cases

December 24, 2020 GMT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 2,800 more people have contracted COVID-19 in Wisconsin, state health officials said Thursday.

The Department of Health Services reported 2,799 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began in March to 466,393.

The disease was a factor in 60 more deaths, pushing the overall death total to 4,674. The mortality rate stood at 1% as of Thursday.

In a bit of good news, the seven-day average positivity rate has fallen steadily from 27.9% on Dec. 16 to 25.1% on Wednesday. The DHS hadn’t posted the rate as of Thursday.